Spiritual growth can be difficult. To complicate matters further, there is no one-size-fits-all formula for growth. We are all wired uniquely and have different ways of learning and growing. Regardless of how you best connect with God, there are some basics we can all examine to see where we're stuck.
I recently came across an article that talked about the eye of a tornado. Though much of the article was theoretical concerning what actually exists in the centre of a tornado, it recounted a number of eyewitness accounts of people who found themselves in the eye of the storm.